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#1 Kevin Finnerty

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:11 PM

We've all seen Fittske's Human Umpire Logo pic:

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What I would like to highlight is his use of the Majestic Therma Base pullover under the coat and over the chest protector.

Now, as clean and cool as that looks, why in hell do these guys go out there with their CPs exposed under the coat? It looks ridiculous normally, but today, it hit a new low: Larry Vanover is working the Nats/Mets game wearing his Riddell Power exposed. That's not the problem. The problem is that he's wearing his exposed Riddell with friggin' duct tape over the Riddell logo! Honest!

I know that contractually, all they can bear is the Wilson W, but how preposterous is that Vanover technique? Can he look any more classless? Wow!

And why is it that these guys consider it taboo to wear something over their CP? Take a good look at Fittske! Tell me that doesn't look too cool.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

The only taste that some of these guys have is in their mouth.

Looks aside, the feel of the coat gliding over a smooth shirt, as opposed to hanging up on the c/p, is wonderful. It really makes all the difference.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

How much is he getting paid to not cover it up so people know what he wears logo taped or not...all about the dollar not the look

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

We've all seen Fittske's Human Umpire Logo pic:

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Take a good look at Fittske! Tell me that doesn't look too cool.


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#5 Kevin Finnerty

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

How much is he getting paid to not cover it up so people know what he wears logo taped or not...all about the dollar not the look


I'll assume you're not joking.

How could he possibly get paid a dime by a company that no longer even makes the product he's wearing?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'll assume you're not joking.

How could he possibly get paid a dime by a company that no longer even makes the product he's wearing?


Are they required to cover/black out any other logos or just recommended to?

The reason I ask is because there are a number of guys whose CPs still clearly show the Riddell logo

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

Just because they do not make that currently does not mean they still don't want their name out there to move gear and fan shop stuff. Why would he still wear it instead of other stuff he will get for free or paid to wear?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

You need to come up with another premise.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

The MLB guys that I've talk to have told me they get zero endorsement dollars. All they get is some free gear. Now, maybe things changed with their last contract. Man, is that dumb. For all the TV exposure, they get squat.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

MLB exploiting umpires... that's a shocker.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

The MLB guys that I've talk to have told me they get zero endorsement dollars. All they get is some free gear. Now, maybe things changed with their last contract. Man, is that dumb. For all the TV exposure, they get squat.


Umpires shouldn't be getting paid for the gear they wear on TV. Oddly enough, I support it completely.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

I'm warming up to the idea kyle - what kind of shirt?
I know I've said this before but I can't get this image out of my head...Posted Image

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

I'm warming up to the idea kyle - what kind of shirt?
I know I've said this before but I can't get this image out of my head...Posted Image


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Here ya go...

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Forgot to add - Fittske, you look like a million bucks my friend!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

Well at least he isn't getting his duct tape the same place my daughter does...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:04 PM

Looks even worse with no mask on, doesnt it?

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Heres a funny pic of Rapuano covering up a Wilson logo

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

What kind of shirt would you recommend to wear under a plate coat but over your cp.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

MLB exploiting umpires... that's a shocker.

hey kevin,,,, dont feel too sorry for the major league umps...they have the best job security out there...they have a four man system so they arent over exerting themselves too much...yes they have pressure and umpire at the highest level...but....first year ump makes 125k year and they guys with the most seniority make 350k per year...also they get 265 bucks a day travel expense.....so of if they dont get paid to wear equipment they are doing alright lol.... beats the 70-120 bucks a game i make lololol....have a great season

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

We've all seen Fittske's Human Umpire Logo pic:

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This is actually the first time I have seen this. However it is a rock'n pic. Glad he let me use the shadowed version of this photo for my avatar.
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#20 Kevin Finnerty

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:55 AM

Here ya go...

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Forgot to add - Fittske, you look like a million bucks my friend!


THANK YOU!

For the picture of Vanover and his ridiculous Riddell.

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